Pasture & Forage Management

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Too Much Pasture can Lead to Laminitis

July 07, 2015

Manage pastures and horses' grazing times carefully to help reduce the risk of laminitis, a painful hoof condition.... Read More

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How to Protect Septic Systems and Wells from Horses

July 02, 2015

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle explains why you should keep horses off septic systems and away from wells.... Read More

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The Ergot Alkaloid Enigma

June 30, 2015

Learn about ergovaline's stability in endophyte-infected tall fescue, which causes toxicosis in broodmares.... Read More

Control muddy runoff by locating your paddock so it is surrounded by 10 to 25 feet of vegetation.

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Buffer Your Horse Paddocks

June 30, 2015

You can help to control muddy runoff by locating your paddock so it is surrounded by a buffer strip.... Read More

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Using Herbicides for Horse Pasture Weed Control

June 27, 2015

Good stewardship and management practices will help ensure you get the most benefit from an herbicide application.... Read More

As horse owners, we need to be especially aware of how our choices impact the environment.

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You and Your Horse Can Become Environmentally Friendly

June 25, 2015

Take a brief look at "green" horse keeping techniques you can implement over this summer.... Read More

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Keeping Pastured Horses Safe during Drought

June 25, 2015

Drought-related toxicity in horses is rare but typically has serious consequences if it occurs.... Read More

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How Can Horse Owners Protect Waterways from their Animals?

June 25, 2015

Livestock can damage fragile waterways. Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle shares how to keep horses off yours.... Read More

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Is Hydroponic Feed in Your Horse's Future?

June 01, 2015

Rising feed prices and drought conditions have led to a growing interest in using fodder systems to feed horses.... Read More

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Developing Practical Pasture and Forage Diagnostic Tools

May 29, 2015

A University of Kentucky forage extension specialist talks about pasture testing with a focus on ergovaline levels... Read More

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UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo to be Held June 2

May 29, 2015

The event will feature presentations on footing, pasture weed management, landscape decisions on horse farms, and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Trees Toxic to Horses

May 26, 2015

Of the 673 respondents, 201 (30%) said they are most concerned about red maple trees.... Read More

Article

The Trouble with Mud

April 25, 2015

When the going gets muddy, the muddy get hoof problems. Here's what to watch for in your horses.... Read More

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Is Sun-Bleached Hay Bad for Horses?

April 20, 2015

University of Kentucky hay expert Tom Keene addresses the potential drawbacks to buying and feeding sun-bleached hay.... Read More

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Where Can I Get My Horse's Hay Tested?

April 13, 2015

A University of Kentucky horse hay expert offers tips on getting a representative hay sample for a nutritional analysis.... Read More

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Spring Liming of Horse Pastures

April 10, 2015

How do you manage your pasture's health in the spring? ... Read More

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Managing Horses During Drought

April 02, 2015

Drought conditions pose unique health care and management challenges for horse owners.... Read More

Article

Using Electric Fence to Improve Pastures

March 27, 2015

Electric fencing can be a valuable tool for improving your pasture management. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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Weed Management in Pastures, Hayfields, and More

March 25, 2015

A program that integrates several control strategies is generally more successful than relying on only one method. ... Read More

Article

Horses Eating Thistle

March 23, 2015

An owner worries about her horse eating thistle. An equine nutritionist responds about the risks.... Read More

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Spring Turnout Tips for Horses

March 19, 2015

Proper turnout management and monitoring body condition are important steps to keeping your horse healthy.... Read More

Spring is in the air! Now’s the time to get your horse property ready for the season.

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Spring Cleaning Tips: Getting Ready for Growing Season

March 19, 2015

What are your spring cleaning goals? ... Read More

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Miserable Mud

March 17, 2015

Mud can prove problematic for any horse--especially older ones that don't get around quite as easily as they used to. ... Read More

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The Best Hay, Grass, and Other Forages for Your Horse

February 23, 2015

Studies show that quality forage is the healthiest diet option for horses. Find out what you should feed your horse. ... Read More

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Federal Environmental Regulations and Horse Farms

February 05, 2015

The EPA might not come knocking on your barn door anytime soon, but that's no reason not to practice good stewardship.... Read More